Information and resources regarding SWVCTC and the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Suspending VITA Tax Prep Sessions

Mount Gay, W.Va. – Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is suspending all VITA tax preparation sessions at our campuses indefinitely. This comes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our responsibility to help ensure the health and safety of not only our students, faculty, and staff, but also our volunteers and the communities we serve.

Individuals with taxes currently in preparation and review will be contacted for further instructions. Appointments currently scheduled will be cancelled. We will continue to monitor the situation and will share any updates from the IRS as it pertains to our VITA site and future tax preparation sessions.

There are online options for self-preparation of taxes. MyFreeTaxes is a partnership between United Way and H&R Block to provide free tax preparation software to households and individuals with simple returns. Visit for more information. There is currently no income limit for this service, but some forms and income types may not be included with the free version.

The IRS has extended the federal tax payment and filing deadline to July 15, 2020. If clients are unable to prepare their tax returns by this date, they may request an extension of time to file.

For more information, please contact Mandy Lester at 304-896-7429 or